HE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Published In The County Seat of Haywood County At The Eastern Entrance oj The Great Smokv Mountains National Park
$1.50 In Advance In Haywood and Jackson Countl
Twenty Pages Today
WAYNESVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 2, 1940
These 103 Graduates Of The Local High School Will Receive Diplomas Tuesday Night
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concern right now with
Hine- voters to
. rte primary on May
r l". cannot under-
p VOW'S v" ,
effhys and wherefores of
i.-LM aeain. but a
'Jys there must be one,
managers and sup-
A. 3- Maxwell are all
.i ...tnnmp flf the
Is went Monday iuB"-
fO ... i MAtf A1n ! r
candidate ior Buvt".
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Ling into this office, we
ihat Mayor Thomas
tr Wilmington, another
m)k , . w
or the office of governor,
t pame here next Tues-
l truck and all. Mr.
pm . -
tentative schedule snows
is to leave Murphy ana
a Seville, making stops
L. ot Rrvson City, Sylva,
Kt and Asheville. me
id he would speak, day
:hen he reached a town.
fcnn nor o eover a U"
ti one day - and whether
it ot not, there are a lot
between Asheville and
It seems, that he's just
heeding them W someone
is he is not lamina
There will be no formal commencement aauieKs, oui ; , . :
Cooner was much put
larlotte, because the anti-
there prohibited him
camnaien sound truck,
going back and speak in
ry toon. ,
id's candidates have con-
ir speaking in a soft and
tone, and to only one or
!e at a time. This week,
Irton, candidate for rep-
re, comes forth in print
th his nlatiform, under
that he is "The ' People's
Miamian Buys Tract
For BigEanch House
ate Mr.: Horton, advises
ill not buv a sinele vote:
is for the reduction of
lags; is against the sales
lame resnects. and Would
t educe it to 2 per cent if
lse; against further coun-
The largest section of
orm, as to space in cold
the abolishing of cofpor-
kuing scr.pt, and making it
to pay off weekly. He
campaign with the fact
ratio, nrerinpt rnootitics
hid Saturdav at nil nrp-
i.w ior the purpose of
a committee of five to
: county meetinc on Mav
fntinued on page 12)
$10,000 Structure To Be
Erected On Property Pur
chased From J. M. Long
C. B. Mbak, one of the
leading business men of Miami,
purchased from J. M. Long, during
the past week the Sewell Medford
farm, comprising around 170
acres, located in the Allen's Creek
Mr. Moak, who with Mrs- MoaK,
has snnnt the oast four summers
in Waynesville, plans to erect in
the near future a rancn nouse on
tv.o nrnnurtv. which will cost ap
proximately $10,000, Mr. and Mrs.
lUrtQir whn nmem. several uajs- re
cently at the Country Club have
rotnmpd to Miami, but will be
back in a couple of weeks to super
vise the construction of their home
on the Medford farm.
; Mr, Moak also plans to stock the
place with purebred cattle, and
contemplates otner improvement
that will of interest to the public
- (Continued on page i )
Off From ! To
The electric power will be
off on Sunday afternoon from
1 to 3:30 o'clock according to
Robert Hugh Clark, superin
tendent of lights and power.
Mr. Clark states that it is
necessary to make some re
pairs on the main line, and
these hours have been taken
as the most convenient time
to have the current off.
idate For Governor
's Parkway Asset
feet to get the farms of
prolma out of the mud."
T- maxwell, candidate for
V, fho DJJ...kj i
I -uuxcaaeu several
Haywood County citizens
r"" nouse Monday night.
faXWell. State mmmicmn
jenne, was introduced by
wawford, his campaign
r'. iw this county, ; who
jn his introduction some
issues advocated by the
fuwen .referred to the
. - -..o, as one OI
f and spoke of his in-
f SeeinS its comnletion.
r 18 nothing like it in the
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Poon page 12) ,
kjs Toward June 11
F In Large Figures
Last Rites Held
Friday For Mrs.
T.oot wprfl held Friday af
fornnnn nt tVip Presbyterian church
for Mrs. Milas Franklin Albright,
71, who passed away at her nome
in Fast Wavnesville at 1 a. m.
Thursday morning, following a
long illness, of which she sunerea
from heart trouble and other com
plications. Burial was made at
r.rcpn III .
n- R P Walker. nastOr of the 1
Presbyterian church was assisted!
(Continued on page 7)
ji pKiinMin in mi -' " in i injiiir
103 Seniors To Get
Portrait Of Late
W. T. Crawford
To Be Presented
Takes Own Life
At Clyde Home
Vimoral KPt-viees were conducted
at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning
at the home by the Kev. W. M.
Gerald, pastor of the Clyde Bap
tist church, for Robert Jervis, 36,
who shot and killed himself at nis
home at Clyde about 2 o'clock on
Monday afternoon. Burial was in
Pleasant Hill cemetery.
Dr. J. Westmoreland, coroner,
was called and pronounced the case
a suicide, following discovery of
the body. No motive has been
established for the act.
Mr. Jervis was an employe of
the American Enka corporation.
Surviving are the widow; five
children, Lucille, Robert, Jr., Mary
John: his mother, Mrs.
lUairtrie Jervis, and a brother, J. E.
Jervis, all of Clyde.
Judge F. E, Alley Will Ac
cipt Portrait On liehalf
Of Haywood Citizens
Largest Class In School's
History Will Have Unusual
Ciimmcncemont exercises of the
WaTiKvillp 'district ' high school
will start on Sunday the Bth, and
close on Tuesday the 7th, accord,
ing to un niinouni'Cincnt by M. II
Hnwlnx svinci'vi.sinir principal.
The baccalaureate service will
.. i. . .iir:n:. ! lio h.'l.l on Sundav evening in the
u ' r-. !, f,,.-,l will be nrcsenled auditorium of the school with the
Thomas Craw fold will be Pls. ni. i l,i, ...stnrof the
M;r,oi HuirH Unit Motorized
To Heavy Weapons Infantry Co.
on Page Tiooy
Light As 15ooks
Open 1 or Hiiecuon
Many candidates and registrars
at-to work on getting more
OWl fcw "
voters to register on the coming
two Saturdays for the new regis
t.ofU oo TTeBiribed by law.
Registration last Saturday was
disappointing, as only 10 or 10
per cent of the voters got their
names on the new boons, oawr
.Azxr Mar 11. is the last day on
which to register in order to vote
on May 25th.
Most of tbe registrars are going
out into the territory on appoint
ments to meet the voters ior me
C. B. Atkinson, registrar x w
South ward, will meet a schedule
of appointments at Saunook and
on Allen's Creek this week-end.
rri, iVavnesville National Guard
unit will be converted into a mo
torized heavy weapons company,
orders just receiveed
bv the commanding officer of Lorn-
nany It W xiuaiingr.
iNOim .- ,
Besides being motorized, and
..J l.in n infantrv COm-
Danv, the increase in personnel to
. . . Tr- nilltlAT".
86 enustea mw was
.a The unit is now comprised
of 64 men and three officers.
' .' .. . . '',.
This modernization is not n'c
result of any "war scare" it was
explained, as plans for this were
last Kiimmer before the
completer . " ----- -
company Went to their .annual en
ent. "It is just part oi
the army stream lining program, I
it was pointed out.
Applications are now being re
ceived to fill in the allotment of 22
men It was explained that those
most familiar with motor equip-
(Continued on page 7)
DR J. S. DORTON, of Shelby,
secretary of the State Fair, and
o.....v.; Vnir: will be ncrc I
fn,ii,v niirht to discuss plans lor
staging a Haywood County Fair.
The meeting is open w v"
Details will be found on page e.g.u
Town Of Clyde
Traffic Is Ueing Sent By
Woodrow, Also Through
ti:i,.....,t fnrres made much
: rrxmrfacine the hign-
way from Here w mh-.-b
the past week, until luesuay ..v"
. .:.i..-.l 1 Vi.ir work.
ram ihuuki .-. , .
The highway lrom naeiw
to Clvde has been completed and
is open to the public Traffic from
Clyde to (Janum is e'"s.'"-"
through the Thickety section, with
most of the through traffic going
around by 1'igt-on up
row. , r-,.A
Workers were movea arum .j-u.,
to Canton, and will work this way
on the highway, -Satisfactory
progress is also
being made in widening the high
way through East Waynesville.
afternoon at 2 o'clock
in the court room.
Walter T. Crawford, local nl
toiney and a son, will present the
portrait which is given by the late
Congressman's family. Judge F.
E. Alley,, who' will" be presiding
over the civil verm oi rmin m
oi.n here next week, will accept
the portrait on behalf of the poor
pie of Haywood County.
Thn ate Mr. Crawloru, oisiiii-
guished lawyer, who served for a
number of terms as congressman
from the 11th congressional dis
trict, was a powerlui poimcai
fi.guie in this section lor many
years. . ,
The public is cordially invited
to attend the presentation exer
cises in the court house on Tuesday.
Last Rites Held
Havwood County WPA Su
pervisor Dies Of injuries
Received In Accident
Last rites were held yesterday
afternoon at the Crabtree Baptist
church at 2 o'clock for Carl Med
ford 50, of Lake Junaluska, who
5ied at 7:40 o'clock Monday night
at the Haywood voum,
1116 JGV - -
the Rev. C. D. Brown, pastor of
Lone's Chapei, weiuwi"
S Junaluska, officiated. Buna,
Active pallbearers were all
(Continued on page U)
Thirty Men Pushing Work
On New And Modern
Building At Lake
AMivitv .around .Junaluska Sup
ply Company this week resembled
the proverbial bee hive, as some
thirty workmen went forward
with the new building, which Jerry
Liner, owner plans to occupy by
Besides building activity, several
carloads of merchandise arrived
for the store which was opened
last week in the former mac-nine
shop building. Solid- cars of roof
ing, hardware, lime, plaster, wall
board and builders naruwaie
unloaded this week.
The store is stocked with all
former lines, including groceries,
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lfnv .!. S. Hopkins, pastor of the
First inptist church delivering
ili ..mniial mossnire to the gradu
ales. Mary Stentz will render the
processional and Roberta JNor
lis will play the recessional
Tlif'li. W ill be congregational sing
ing and an anthem by the high
On Monday evening at 8 o'clock
th.i ..hool band of 100 pieces wii
1 1 concert under the direction
,.f T. T New. Jr.. band master.
f"iniu Dnv exercises will be held
n ihe school auditorium on Mon-
f 10:110 o'clock. At
that time certiiicates oi -.promo
. . i ..
linn from the sevenm grauu tu
the high school will be presented,
.wnriN nf merit lor perieci ul
tendance and for good citizenship
...ill alHr, Vm made.
On Tuesday evening at 8 o clock
)V, rra(luatinc exercises will be
held and the diplomas presented to
iv, inn trrai nates, largest class
(Continued on page 12)
Federal Officers And Local
Police Start "Clean-Up
Drive Of Old Offenders"
Ten nersons were arrested in a
mi.lnio'ht raid here in what fed
eral and local officers termed a
"drive against old offenders in
the non-tax paid liquor business
in the community." All persons
arrested had been up before the
courts on similar charges.
The raiding party was led by
John Edwards, chief deputy United
States marshal, assisted by three
Wal nnlicemen. J. W. Patton,
Lloyd Phillips, and Elmer Downs.
Three of the ten, namely, Mrs.
Sam Leatherwood, 49, Hub Messer,
28. and Theodore Duncan were
given a hearing yesterday after
noon before U. S. Commissioner
W. T. Shelton, and bound over for
trial at the Federal court which
convenes jn Asheville on the 13th.
Mrs. Leatherwood and Dunan
were placed in jail. Duncan was
recently released from a federal
prison camp at Petersburg, Va.,
where he served a term for viola
tion of liquor laws,
Mrs. Leatherwood made bond
yesterday for $H00 , but Duncan
and Messer failed to make bond
and were returned to jail awaiting
trial of the three the 13th.
James Culdwell, 60," and Mrs.
Nettie Smith, 4'.), who were arrest
ed with nine gallons of liquor in
iVt..ir miMsosninn. made bond at the
time for $300 each and will be
given a hearing today before 'Com
Hubert Parton, 30, Mrs. nuoen
r.wn:'30. and James Goodson,
are scheduled for a hearing before
Mr. Shelton tomorrow. nuDcri
Parton and Mrs. Parton, at vno
time of their arrest, were placed
in jail iirfyfaulr-W- ?3uu bonus.
Mrs. 'jjster Vv.Uiains, 27, who
refused to let the officers in arid
was found when they forced their
way in, so it was reported, .10 o
pouring non-tax paid liquor down
a sink. She will be tried on Sat
urday. In her excitement, Mrs.
William dropped a half gallon of
the "liquor .on "the kiicken noor on
the eventful night. - -
Marshall Hannah will be tnea
before the commissioner on vvcu
Besday the Kth.
2 Stills And 560
Gallons Of Beer
Found In Raids
Dixlillers in Quinlantown lost
two 60-gallon stills and 560 gal
lons of beer during the week, as
John Kerley and Bill Hill went
into the rough country ot tne sec
tion and made the raids.
Both stills were made of discard
ed oil drums, and one of them had
a fire in the furnace when the raid
ers arrived. A run had just been
made. No arrests were made.
At one of the stills, 300 gallons
of beer was destroyed, and 260
gallons at the other. The raids
were made Saturday and Tuesday.
People Should Study
Says Mrs. Roosevelt
limive interview granted ,. iiiua again collected our courage-,
Jarvis IMoody, 53,
Funeral services were conducted
yesterday morning at 11 o clock
from the Garrett Funeral Home for
n Mnnrlv. 53. who died at
jarvra v.. - ' .
h in the Havwood County
unital. 'The Rev. J. S. Hopkins,
pastor of the First Baptist
church officiated. Burial was u
r-t TTIU tiameiprV.
ureen in" -- ,
e a q active Bauoeaici?
were: James R- Thomas, Dave
2, u. nimor.. TT Shelton, Robt.
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Way (hnin I'll Aro. Roosevelt Inst
,reek when she uas in Asheville.)
Hilda Way Gwyn.
When we saw the announcement
some weeks ago of the lecture to
be given by Mrs. Franklin D.
Roosevelt in Asheville under tne
-rw.wsnrshin of the Masonic Order,
we gathered up our courage and
decided to write and as ner iui
brief interview, explaining that we
would want our story for a weekly
Unr norrptarv..' Miss Melvina
Thompson, replied, stating that In
case Mrs. Roosevelt held a press
conference while in Asheville, she
,,-miif, hp o-lad for us to attend
when' the eventful day arrived we
of the hour of the
conference, but circumstances pre
vented us from reaching Asheville
We would not bear to see such
an opportunity slip by, when we
had counted so greatly on it, so
with trepidation in our heart we
i,Tn,r Mica Thomnson. the secre
tary, at Grove Park Inn, explaining
the situation, and as a result o
were given a short interview in
flnr ronference with the irst
Lady took place in the living room
of her suite in Grove parK inn.
Wp harl nrpvlouslv told the clerk
at the desk our business and he
dirtected us to phone to Mrs.
PnnMvplt'o rnnm. She invited us
up and in answer to our knock, she
opened the door, with the cnarm oi
a hostess in her own home.
The simplicity of obtaining an
opportunity to talk to the First
Lady of our country, brought forci
bly to us the realization of the
privileges of our democracy and
It was a temptation to forget
our manners and stay as long as
she would allow, but since she was
gracious enogh to see us, we were
determined not to abuse the privi
lege. Yet there Were so many
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